Manch­ester’s new syn­a­gogue

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life - JC RE­PORTER

CHESHIRE RE­FORM con­gre­gants were im­pressed by their new Meno­rah Syn­a­gogue on Al­trin­cham Road, which con­trac­tors worked day and night to com­plete in time for Yom Kip­pur.

Glass pan­els in the roof al­low nat­u­ral light to flood into the cen­tral area where ser­vices are held. White walls and halo­gen spot­lights also con­trib­ute to what the syn­a­gogue hails as “a truly mod­ern place of wor­ship”.

Chair­man Robert Shields said: “This shows the in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity of Meno­rah in Manch­ester and the North-West.”

Meno­rah min­is­ter Rabbi Brian Fox added: “Our beau­ti­ful new build­ing not only in­spires our ser­vices but will also be a home for cul­tural, so­cial and in­ter­faith gath­er­ings for the whole com­mu­nity.”

The for­mal ded­i­ca­tion ser­vice for the new build­ing will be held at the end of Novem­ber in the pres­ence of Is­raeli Am­bas­sador Ron Prosor and Re­form move­ment head Rabbi Tony Bay­field.

The ex­te­rior of the Meno­rah premises, which the build­ing team raced to com­plete in time for Yom Kip­pur

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